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ISCC Ain Beni Mathar

This page provides information on ISCC Morocco, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration. Integrated Solar Combined-Cycle (ISCC) technology combines the benefits of solar energy with the benefits of a combined cycle. The solar resource partially substitutes the fossil fuel. The project consist of a 470 MWe hybrid power plant composed of a combined cycle and a 20 MWe solar thermal system.

Status Date: January 24, 2013
Project Overview
Project Name: ISCC Ain Beni Mathar
Country: Morocco
Location: Ain Beni Mathar
(Ain Beni Mathar)
Owner(s): ONE (Office National de l'Electricite) (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 20.0 MW Gross: 20.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2010

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Morocco
City: Ain Beni Mathar
Region: Ain Beni Mathar
Lat/Long Location: 34°3′ 50.0″ North, 2°6′ 0.0″ West
Electricity Generation: 55,000 MWh/yr
Contact(s): Mª José Mosquera
Company: Abener
Break Ground: April 2008
Start Production: May 2010
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Abener
Owner(s) (%): ONE (Office National de l'Electricite) (100%)
EPC Contractor: Abener
Operator(s): Abengoa Solar / ONE
Generation Offtaker(s): ONE (Office National de l'Electricite)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 183,120 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 224
# of Loops: 56
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Length: 150 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Abengoa Solar (ASTR-Ø)
Mirror Manufacturer: Rioglass
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 8,064
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR70)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Therminol VP-1
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 20.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 20.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None